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Republic of Congo police say 14 killed in train attack

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 19:54:25 GMT2016-10-01T19:54:25Z

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) -- Republic of Congo police say 14 people have been killed in an attack on a train in the country's southeast....



Congo plans to delay a national vote for 2 years to 2018

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 19:03:53 GMT2016-10-01T19:03:53Z

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) -- Congo's electoral commission president says a national election, originally scheduled for November this year, will likely take place at the end of 2018 - a two-year delay likely to cause more unrest in the tense central African nation....



South African universities say academic year is in peril

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 16:06:38 GMT2016-10-01T16:06:38Z

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African protesters lob rocks at security guards at one of the continent's leading universities. Police fire rubber bullets at students on another campus. Vice chancellors warn that students might not be able to finish the academic year if a national dispute over financing higher education is not resolved soon....



Leader pledges to rid Nigeria of hunger, omits worst crisis

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 15:10:44 GMT2016-10-01T15:10:44Z

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's president promised Saturday to drive hunger out of Africa's most populous nation but made no mention of a conflict-driven famine threatening to kill tens of thousands of children in northeast Nigeria....



Somali police: Car bomb kills 2 at restaurant in Mogadishu

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 14:23:59 GMT2016-10-01T14:23:59Z

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A Somali police officer says a car bomb blew up at the entrance of a restaurant in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, killing two people....



UN condemns Congo clashes, calls for quick election calendar

Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:09:32 GMT2016-10-01T00:09:32Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday strongly condemned recent deadly clashes in Congo fueled by political turmoil and called on the government and electoral commission to establish a calendar for elections "as fast as possible."...



Police: Au

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 20:37:40 GMT2016-09-30T20:37:40Z

VICTORIA, Seychelles (AP) -- Two American sisters found dead in their tropical island villa while vacationing in Seychelles died of excess fluid in their lungs, according to police in the African archipelago nation....